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KISS, Peter Gabriel inducted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
By SP_COP on April 11, 2014 | From uk.reuters.com
KISS, Peter Gabriel inducted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Flamboyant rockers KISS and British singer-songwriters Peter Gabriel and Cat Stevens were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, but, as they had vowed, the four original members of KISS did not perform.

The 1970s shock-rockers known for their outrageous costumes and makeup and hits such as "Rock and Roll All Nite," did not directly comment on the Hall of Fame's decision to honour only the band's the original members, leaving out current bandmembers Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer.

"We are humbled to stand up on this stage," said founding member Gene Simmons, accepting the band's induction made by guitarist Tom Morello. But Simmons did mention by name other band members, some current, who were not included in the Hall of Fame honours.

Paul Stanley, who has also been critical of the Hall's induction process, focused on the band's fans, saying "for our fans, this is vindication."

In his induction, Morello echoed that sentiment, noting "KISS was never a critics' band, KISS was a people's band." He also observed that the over-the-top theatrical band was noteworthy for, among other things, influencing acts ranging from Lady Gaga to Garth Brooks to Slipknot.

In previous years the Hall of Fame has included varying mixes of past and present members of bands such as The Grateful Dead and Metallica which have had evolving rosters.

Stevens performed at the concert and ceremony in Brooklyn, as did Gabriel, lead vocalist for the progressive rock band Genesis who went on to a solo career that included hits such as "Sledgehammer." Genesis was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

After being inducted by Chris Martin, Gabriel sang "Digging in the Dirt," and hi "In Your Eyes," from the 1980s youth romance, "Say Anything."

After singling out by name musicians, as well as engineers, producers and even agents he has worked with, Gabriel paid tribute to the power of music, which he said "can make you feel so alive ... and think that the world would, could and should be a much better place, and occasionally make you very, very happy."...
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